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Classification

Scelio modulus Yoder

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family Scelionidae; Subfamily: Scelioninae; Genus: Scelio)

 

Scelio modulus Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in BMNH, London. Type locality: ~160km NW Abidjan, Lamto Research Station, 0613'N, 0502'W, Ivory Coast.

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Figures 365370. Scelio modulus, holotype female (OSUC 142574). 365 Habitus, dorsal view 366 Habitus, lateral view 367 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 368 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 369 Head, anterior view 370 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

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Figures 333334 Scelio modulus partaype male 333 Metasoma, lateral view,  (OSUC 250918) 334 Metasoma, ventral view, (OSUC 250918). Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Host unknown, but probably an egg parasitoid of grasshoppers in the family Acrididae (Orthoptera).

References

Yoder, M., Valerio, A., Polaszek, A., van Noort, S., Masner, L., Johnson, N. 2014. Monograph of the Afrotropical species of Scelio Latreille (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae), egg parasitoids of acridid grasshoppers (Orthoptera, Acrididae). ZooKeys 380: 1-188.

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.380.5755

Credits

Photographs Matt Yoder.
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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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